| We follow Pericles' advice on this course. We get involved in the life
of the polis. We look at the emergence of democracy
(the Greeks invented it) We look at tragedy and
comedy (the Greeks invented it). We look at Art
and Architecture (modern imitations of Greek art
are all around us). Religion and philosophy are a constant thread. We study
politics (the Greeks invented it) in its broadest sense. Everything we look
at is illustrated by means of slides, OHP and videos. We go to the theatre
for modern productions of the ancient plays. We go for day conferences connected
with topics on the syllabus. Museum visits are encouraged to help with the
art and architecture topic.
You will make notes, write essays, create topic folders with datasheets - and take a closer and slightly different look at TV and newspapers! You will probably end up wondering why you had been denied access to this wonderful material for so long. And you may just go off to University to study Classics!